News & Events

  • Yes/No Exhibition | Artlab Gallery

    November 20 - December 2, 2014
    Join us for the opening reception of Yes/No: an exhibition of works by students in advanced photography and contemporary media. November 20, 2014 > 6:00PM – 8:00PM with performance by the Nihilist Spasm Band at 7pm
  • Artist Talk with Kate Tarini | PhD Candidate, Visual Arts

    November 28, 2014, 12pm
    Kate Tarini discusses her recent exhibition "(The) Archive" held at the Artlab Gallery in September 2014. The Talk will be held in Rm. 2270c, Lawson Hall.
  • Art Now! Presents: Nihilist Spasm Band | Artlab Gallery

    November 20, 2014, 7pm
    Please join us in Artlab Gallery for a performance by Nihilist Spasm Band. Free and open to the public! In conjunction with the Yes/No Exhibition opening reception.
  • Yes/No: Sound/Image Conference | Concourse Gallery

    November 21, 2014
    Join us in the Artlab Concourse Gallery for Yes/No: Sound/Image Conference. November 21, 2014 > 9:00AM – 6:00PM Organizers: Christof Migone and Kelly Wood
  • The Times: Graphic Art as Conscious Response | Concourse Gallery

    October 31 - December 2, 2014
    Third and Fourth Year Printmaking exhibition in the Concourse Gallery. Prof. P. Mahon & Jessica Desparois, Technical Support. Opening Reception
  • Paint as Material Contingency | Artlab Gallery

    October 31 - November 14, 2014
    Please join us in Artlab Gallery for the opening Reception: November 6, 2014 > 6:00PM – 8:00PM of an exhibition by VAS 3310, our third year advanced painting students.
  • Art Now! Speakers' Series: Louise Déry

    November 6, 2014
    Please join us for a talk by Louise Déry, Director/Curator of Galerie de l'UQAM, Montreal. Free and open to the public. November 6, 2014, NCB-113 7pm.
  • Sum of Two and Three, One more than Four - Artlab

    October 9 - 24, 2014
    Exhibition featuring recent work by second year MFA candidates Sherry Czekus, Lynette de Montreuil, Mike Pszczonak, Niloufar Salimi, and Matt Tarini. Opening Reception: October 9, 6-8pm
  • Art Now! Speakers' Series: Christine Swintak

    October 23, 2014
    Please join us for a talk by Montreal/Toronto based artist Christine Swintak.Free and open to the public. October 23, 2014, NCB-113 7pm.
  • Lisa Robertson: Cinema of the Present - Artlab

    October 20, 2014, 7pm
    Join Lisa Robertson in the Artlab Gallery for a highly anticipated reading event celebrating the release of 'Cinema of the Present', a non-linear, self-referential book-length poem.
  • Art Now! Speakers' Series: Nandita Biswas Mellamphy

    October 16, 2014
    Please join us for a talk by Nandita Biswas Mellamphy, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Western University. 7pm, NCB-113 Free and open to the public. October 16, 2014 > NCB-113 > 7pm.
  • Art Now! Speakers' Series: Ame Henderson

    October 9, 2014
    Please join us for a talk by Toronto based choreographer Ame Henderson. Free and open to the public. October 9, 2014, NCB-113 7pm.
  • Aja Rose Bond & Gabriel Saloman

    October 2, 2014
    Please join us for a talk by Vancouver based artists Aja Rose Bond & Gabriel Saloman. Free and open to the public. October 2, 2014, NCB-117 7pm.
  • (The) archive: Kate Tarini - Artlab

    September 18 – Oct. 2, 2014
    Kate Tarini’s exhibition questions the role of the photographer, material production and the future of information storage. Opening Reception: September 18, 2014 > 6 – 8PM
  • Art Now! Speakers' Series: Derek Jarman, Tasman Richardson

    September 25, 2014
    Please join us for A screening of a selection of Tasman's video work alongside a screening of Blue (1993) by Derek Jarman Free and open to the public. September 25, 2014 > NCB-117 7pm.
  • For Love & Money: How to Turn Your Fine Arts Degree into a Paycheque

    Wednesday September 24th at 3 p.m. VAC 100
    Alumnus Joanne Latimer BA '90 presents practical tips and ideas about how to land a job with a Fine Arts degree.
  • The Bookcase: micro-museum and library

    September 10, 2014 12-4pm
    The Bookcase micro-museum and library is a pop-up lending library and cabinet of curiosities housed in office 221 of the Visual Arts Building. It is open Wednesdays, 12-4 from September 2014 until May 2015.
  • Art Now! Speakers' Series: Erin Sexton

    September 18, 2014 - 7PM, NCB-117
    Please join us for a talk by Montreal based artist Erin Sexton with Respondent: Professor Felix Lee, Department of Chemistry, Western University. Free and open to the public. September 18, 2014 > NCB-117 7pm.
  • BANANA HANDS Mike Kelley / Kelly Kaczynski - Artlab

    September 10, 2014 - 7pm
    Join us for a video Screening guest Curated by Christine Negus at 7pm in the Artlab featuring Mike Kelley, The Banana Man, 1983 & Kelly Kaczynski, Salty Banana, 2012. Admission is Free. All are Welcome.

    September 9 - 11, 2014
    Join VASA for special events featuring a Collage Party, Video Screenings, and Battle of the Brushes! September 9 - 11, 2014 in the Artlab
  • Summer 2014 Academic Counselling

    June 17-August 26, 2014
    Available on a walk-in basis in VAC 200A or by phone at 519-661-2111 ext. 86182 click for more info.
  • Recycling Material Culture - UC Gallery

    May 8 - August 28, 2014
    UC Gallery is pleased to present the work of local artist René Vandenbrink who received a BFA in studio from the Department of Visual Arts, Western University in 2010.
  • Zines Exhibition at D.B. Weldon Library

    May 7 - 30, 2014
    Zines on the themes of ‘the park’ and ‘seasons’ created by 2nd, 3rd and 4th year print media students of the Visual Arts Department are currently on view at the Weldon Library until May 30.
  • VAS 1020 Animated Gif Project

    April 2014
    VAS 1020 students worked in collaborative pairs to produce short animated GIF’s. See the work they have created.
  • Gabriella Solti: SISYPHUS IS HAPPY - Artlab Gallery

    May 15-23, 2014
    SISYPHUS IS HAPPY, Solti’s MFA thesis exhibition with Performance: Thursday, May 15th > 5 PM & Closing Reception: Friday, May 23rd > 6- 8 PM
  • Liquidation

 : Amanda Oppedisano - Artlab Gallery

    May 1- 8, 2014
    The Artlab Gallery is pleased to present MFA Thesis exhibition, Liquidation, with an Artist Closing Reception on Thursday May 8th from 7- 9PM.

  • Across Boundaries - Diana Yoo MFA thesis exhibition

    April 17-25, 2014
    Across Boundaries brings attention to the injustice of the Korean War—revealing that another society’s oppression is also our own. Closing Reception Artlab Gallery - April 25th, 6-8pm
  • it : event in the Concourse Gallery

    Wednesday April 9th, 2014 > 8-9pm
    "It" could be the sound and video and performance work produced by students in the Intro to Contemporary Media class, but we are not exactly sure of what "it" is. We only know that "it" will be there.
  • What Plants Crave - Practicum class of 2014

    March 21 – April 6, 2014
    What Plants Crave combines works of sensual materiality, acts of protest and activism, the unease and seduction of commodification and investigations of identity. March 21 – April 8th, 2014; Opening Reception: Friday March 21st 7-9pm
  • Turnover: Exhibition in the Concourse Gallery

    March 21st - April 8th 2014
    March 21st - April 8th 2014, Opening Reception: 7pm-9pm, March 21st 2014 Concourse Gallery.
  • Visual Arts Open Studios

    Thursday March 27 & Friday March 28, 2014
    The Faculty of Arts & Humanities and the Department of Visual Arts at Western University are proud to present the 2014 MFA/PhD Open Studios. Thursday March 27 & Friday March 28, 2014
  • Insight Visual Arts Forum

    March 28, 2014 - 3:00pm
    An afternoon of presentations for the sharing of research, work, and ideas between Visual Arts faculty, students, and the public. This second installment features Kelly Jazvak (artist/faculty member), Matthew Purvis (MA Candidate, Art History), Helen Gregory (PhD Candidate), Maryse Lariviere (PhD Candidate) and Gabriella Solti (Studio MFA Candidate).
  • Art Now! Speakers' Series: Duane Linklater

    March 27, 2014 - 7pm
    Duane Linklater is Omaskêko Cree, from Moose Cree First Nation in Northern Ontario who has exhibited and screened his work nationally and internationally at the Vancouver Art Gallery, Art Gallery of Alberta, Family Business Gallery in New York City, the Power Plant in Toronto.
  • Call for Participants: Undergraduate Art History Symposium

    March 10, 2014
    Students in art history courses are invited to submit a presentation proposal outlining their topic to Lisa Lawlis at
  • Art Now! Speakers' Series: Gerald McMaster with performance by Moe Clark

    March 13, 2014
    Talk, Book Launch and performance. Conron Hall, University College, 7pm. Presented in partnership with the McIntosh Gallery, Western University, and the Forest City Gallery.
  • Art Now! Speakers' Series: Jamelie Hassan

    March 6, 2014, 7pm
    Free public artist talk by artist and activist Jamelie Hassan 7pm, VAC 100
  • Make it Move

    Opening Reception: February 27, 5-7pm
    Join the third and fourth year advanced sculpture students for their kinetic sculpture show, Make It Move at the Concourse Gallery.
  • IMAGINE: Sustainability, Community, Engagement

    Opening Reception: February 27, 5-7pm
    Exhibition curated by Gallery Practices VAS/VAH 3384. February 27 - March 14 2014, Artlab Gallery
  • Insight: Visual Arts Forum

    February 28th, 2014
    Featuring talks by Patrick Mahon, Mark Kasumovic, Jared Peters, Kelly McKenzie & Tom Baynes 3:30pm, VAC 100
  • Georgiana Uhlyarik Public Lecture

    February 13, 2014
    Georgiana Uhlyarik, Associate Curator of Canadian Art at the AGO, will be speaking in VAH2272G 20th-Century Canadian Art this Thursday at 11:30 am in NCB 114.
  • Art Now! Speakers' Series: Francine Savard

    February 6, 2014
    Free public artist talk by Montreal based painter Francine Savard. February 6th 7pm VAC room 100
  • o.v.e.r.p.a.c.t. at The Arts Project

    February 4-8, 2014
    Exhibition by Prof. K. Moodie's 3rd year Honours Seminar Class. Opening reception, Feb 4th, 5-7pm
  • AJE 12: Twelfth Annual Juried Exhibition

    January 30, 2014
    The Artlab Gallery Presents: Twelfth Annual Juried Exhibition January 30 - February 13, 2014 Opening Reception: Thursday, January 30 > 5:00- 7:00 pm
  • Channels: Exhibition in the Concourse Gallery

    January 30th - Febuary 13th 2014
    The Third Year Advanced Drawing class Project. Opening Reception: 5pm-7pm January 30th 2014
  • Art Now! Speakers' Series: Ed Pien

    January 30, 2014
    Toronto-based Artist Ed Pien will present an artist talk Thursday, January 30th in Conron Hall. UC 244 Free & open to the public
  • Maryse Larivière B.I.B.L.E.

    January 9-21, 2014
    Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth, exhibition in the Artlab. Opening Reception: January 9, 5-7pm
  • Art Now! Speakers' Series: Daniel Barrow

    January 16, 2014
    A Performance at Museum London: “The Face of Everything, Live Animation” January 16, 2014, 7:00 PM.